S.Res.268 - A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the Syrian refugee crisis.114th Congress (2015-2016)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 09/24/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||09/24/2015 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.268 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/24/2015)
- the scale and complexity of the Syrian refugee crisis and the need for the international community to work together to provide resources and capacity to aid refugees;
- the humanitarian commitment of Syria's neighbors who have worked to absorb the vast majority of refugees, as well as the European nations who have made commitments to share in the refugee resettlement effort; and
- that the refugee crisis is a symptom of the broader conflict in Syria, the persecution of persons based on identity groups, including Christians, Yezidis, Turkmen, and Kurds, and instability in the Middle East and North Africa, and that efforts to resolve those challenges are a necessary component of any plan to address the refugee crisis.
Welcomes the President's decision to admit at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in 2016, and to increase the overall number of refugees received by the United States to 85,000 in 2016 and 100,000 in 2017.